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Stomach Ulcers Caused By Alcohol
I have a history of stomach ulcers. No recent problems. Recently after only about 5 units of alcohol I am very sick with stomach pains.
That's a message!: If you pour alcohol over a cut on your skin, it burns, right? No surprise that if your stomach is inflamed, then pouring alcohol into it will make it burn too. Vomiting is one mechanism your stomach tries to rid itself of a toxic substance--in this case your vodka. It is a wonderful time to curtail consumption. Please do yourself the favor ; stop. ...Read more
Yes: Alcohol, smoking, caffeine, spicy meal may aggravate gastritis with or without ulcer. Motrin/aspirin(nsaid) and h pylori are believed to be the cause for ulcers. Discuss with GI about your treatment. Fyi ulcers are diagnosed by scoping you stomach (egd), no doctor can tell you you have ulcer by a simple physical exam. Consult w your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is likely hood of 23 year old male, no smoking, no alcohol, don't take NSAIDS. To develope stomach ulcers ?
Who cares?: I'm thinking you have stomach pain and perhaps believe that knowing if it is or is not an actual ulceration in the tissue makes a difference in what you need to do. It's not very likely, but not impossible. Only a good G.I. work-up will tell. First try to get symptom relief. Anti-acids. No spices, easy to digest small portions. Water before, NOT during eating. CBT Therapy to address your anxieties ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does Carafate help heal ulcer from non-infectious ulcer (i.E. Prior pancreatitis damage) in stomach/upper intestine for non-alcohol drinker. ?
I social drinker, drink moderately and go 2 weeks without alcohol once a month. I habe burning in stomach, ulcer or gastritis ?
Examination: You must be checked and examined for gastritis, GERD, peptic ulcer, pancreatic illness or gallbaldder disease. You can temporarily use OTC Mylanta and PPI ( Pepcid or Nexium) until seen. No alcohol, aspirin, or NSAIDS ( ibuprofen, naproxysn) . Examination and testing are mandatory. ...Read more
I have a stomach ulcer and i like to drink. Is there a medication that can coat my stomach before i drink alcohol?
You seriously need: Help. Do you want to die? What you are proposing is crazy (and this is coming from a shrink). Please get help. Alcoholics anonymous is free, confidential and a great source of support. At this point, would also encourage you to let your gastroenterologist know what you are doing. An addiction medicine specialist is also very important. ...Read more
Do stomach ulcers go away on their own? Especially if they don't cause many symptoms? If so how long
They can: Prior to Prilosec and zantac, some ulcers would heal on their own. However it normally takes 6 to 8 weeks. Some ulcers are cause by bacteria and others are caused by medications like motrin. We can eliminate bacteria, h.Pylori, with antibiotics. By reducing acidity with medicines like Nexium and Prilosec the body can heal these ulcers. ...Read more
Many causes of ulcer: A stomach ulcer is literally a hole in the stomach lining. H.Pylori bacteria & use of nsaid's are independent but common risk factors, as are age, tobacco use, & prior history of ulceration. Admission to the ICU can result in stress-related ulceration within the first few days of hospitalization. Also, significant burns (curling's ulcer), head trauma (cushing's ulcer), sheering forces, cancer. ...Read more
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